The Little Mermaid Enchants A Whole New Generation! #Giveaway

*This post was written by me on behalf of Allied Hispanic.  I received complimentary product samples to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.     I'm sure I am not alone when I say that Disney's The Little Mermaid is probably one of my favorite animated films from when I was younger.  There is just something about overcoming adversity in order to land your prince charming that appeals to the romantic in every single one of us.  Add to that the fact that Disney opened it's vault especially to release this Diamond Anniversary Edition and I cannot even begin to describe to you how tickled I am!     Transformed for the first time on Blu-ray, we meet Ariel, an independent mermaid who marches to the beat of her own drummer and longs to become a real human.  Unfortunately, she becomes the prey of a cunning sea witch named Ursula who tricks her into striking a deal with the promise of helping her to become a real girl.  This leads Ariel to be catapulted into a new adventure … [Read more...]

Meet Jeff Kinney, Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days in Theaters Aug. 3rd! #WimpyKidDogDays

       This past Monday, we had the opportunity to attend an exclusive screening of the new 20th Century Fox film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days which will be opening in theaters across the country on Friday, August 3rd.  The movie was a big hit with all the kids and adults alike but, you'll have to see for yourself this Friday!         Nobody could have possibly anticipated the widespread success of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books which have catapulted their author, Jeff Kinney into being named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009.  This was no surprise considering that, in the four years since the publication of his first book in this series, there are 52 million copies in print and has been translated in over 37 languages.   photo credit: Matt Hoyle    As a Literacy Teacher, I have had quite a bit of experience with this series in my own classroom.  Although I teach English Language Arts to seventh and eighth … [Read more...]